Blog: Public Health Scholars Respond to a New Effort to Repeal the Affordable Care Act
Last December’s tax law eliminated the tax penalty associated with the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) individual shared responsibility penalty (or individual mandate). Although the mandate still exists in the ACA, the financial penalty associated with not purchasing affordable insurance has been eliminated.
States Including DC Considering Individual Mandates
Washington, DC, is among the states that began considering implementing individual responsibility mandates to require citizens to purchase health insurance after the Affordable Care Act’s mandate was terminated by the Tax Act of 2017 signed into law last month. In his role as an executive board member for the District of Columbia’s health insurance exchange, Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor Leighton Ku is chairing a working group exami
Cuts to Aid and Advertising Related to ACA Discussed in Major News Publications
The implications of yesterday’s announcement of severe cuts to funds that help Americans sign up for health coverage and learn about the insurances’ availability were discussed in articles in the Washington Post, the New York Times, as well as some more specialized publications including a Health Affairs blog.